Blackberries are a soft and delicate fruit which grows on thorny bushes or trailing vines. Technically, the blackberry is a drupelet, or a cluster of fruits, like a bunch of grapes, and the seed inside each drupelet contributes to the berry’s nutrient value.

Health benefits of blackberry include; better digestive health, strengthened immune defence, healthy functioning of heart, prevention of cancer and relief from endothelial dysfunction.  Blackberry provides cognitive benefits and aids in enhancing memory, weight management, keeping the bones strong, healthy skin, improved vision and disease-free eyes, normal blood clotting and may also serve as a valuable food during pregnancy owing to an impressive gamut of healthful nutrients.

Blackberry is a multipurpose plant with its usage varying from food to major medicinal benefits. It is even used as a natural dye and food colorant owing to the presence of anthocyanins which also gives the colour to the blackberries. Traditional usage of blackberries; its roots, stems and leaves for therapeutic purposes and its unique and refreshing taste have been drawing a great deal of attention from the consumers and medical researchers for further investigations.

With this in mind, don’t forget to pick up some blackberries to accentuate the taste and health factor of the next pie you are going to bake or the regular fruit salad you eat every day.

Leading a healthy lifestyle with Berries over the holiday season.